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Re: Screw non-free.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 06:26:41PM -0600, Ean Schuessler wrote:

> The Social Contract  starts "Debian will remain 100% Free Software".

This sections also says

  We will support our users who develop and run non-free
  software on Debian, but we will never make the system depend on an
  item of non-free software.

_You_ have personally agreed that _you_ will support the Debian users
who run non-free software on Debian by becoming a Debian developer.

> Are we strong enough to make it stick? Will we lose market share? Maybe. If 
> that scares us maybe we should work harder on building market share. Let's 
> remember, though, that Debian didn't get to be the fastest growing Linux 
> distribution by compromising its moral code.

  Our Priorities are Our Users and Free Software

Note that there's an "and".



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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